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How Much We Pay to Stay Fit

How much does it cost Americans to stay fit? Here are some stats to prove that we often go all out to keep our bodies in shape:

  • 58 million Americans have a gym membership (but 67 percent of those people never use their memberships).
  • Health clubs rake in $21.8 billion per year in revenues.
  • The average cost per person for a membership is $58.
  • Among gym users, 13.5 percent use personal trainers, the average price per session is $65.
  • Americans also spend upwards of $30 billion a year on athletic apparel.

Possible Preaching Angles: Spiritual disciplines; Spiritual growth; Spiritual formation—In contrast, how much do we pay and how much effort do we put into our spiritual fitness?

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